In about the year 2000, the idea came to thousands of people at once: why not place your personal journal on the internet? Now blogs about every conceivable subject draw millions of visitors every single day. Many of these bloggers decided to start writing about tech news. There are many people who keep a technology blog about the latest new products and ideas; a tech blog can help you separate the valuable new gadgets from the useless junk.
Odds are you have visited one of these tech blogs and read reviews on your digital camera before buying it. Tech blogs are basically product review pages and advice columns you can find across the world wide web, and they have given voice to the geeks. By virtue these blogs have brought geeks, nerds, and techies into vogue. You wouldn’t drop $400 dollars on a new camcorder if you didn’t at least look around for reviews, and who better to give them than these guys.
The kids who were once bullied on the playground and ridiculed for being nerds because they prefer machines to people are now successful people. In our high-tech world, the nerds are now dispensing advice on the latest technological gadget, digital camera, wireless networks, and cell phones. Maybe their advice is even going out to the kids that once pushed them around at recess.
Many of the gaming blogs tend to be geared toward the high-end gamer and not your average computer user, who would likely recoil at the cost of a true gaming computer. Many of these bloggers have, by virtue of their experience, an almost encyclopedic knowledge of computer hardware, in addition to helpful advice on virus, spyware, and malware removal.
Considering how reliant every man, woman and child is on technology, perhaps the question should be why there are not more geeks. No one thinks twice about automatic garage doors, wireless telephones, and portable devices that remain connected. It is also not unusual for one to automatically have the coffee ready, or to lower the thermostat and brighten the house from the cellular telephone during the commute. Further, the coffee shops on every corner not only provide a favorite caffeine loaded beverage, but an internet fix as well.
The increasing influence of tech blogs have given a voice to small players who otherwise would not be heard. Bloggers who may be shy in their day to day lives can become articulate, outgoing and forceful advocates for the trends in the tech world.